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Updated at 10:23 AM

Tensions among three of the Republican presidential hopefuls vying for support from the establishment wing of the party burst into public view this week after their campaign vehicles were involved in a pileup en route to an event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Updated at 9:43 AM

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, are considering whether to create “public safety zones,” areas within the city where people with past convictions, and merely arrests, would be restricted from entering.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 3:40 PM

In the wake of my previous column on the Oregon community college murders, several people raised a similar objection to my suggestion that we extend criminal background checks to all gun sales.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Once again in Afghanistan, the Taliban has captured headlines through a spectacular and startling military attack. On Sept. 28, the extremist Islamic movement overran the major city of Kunduz. Afghan government forces were quick to counterattack.

Posted Oct 4, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Fighting terrorist organizations is not like fighting wars of years past.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:34 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 12:23 PM

John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have stunned everyone, including friends and allies, with his announcement on Sept. 25 that he is leaving the post of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – and also retiring from Congress. This concludes a...

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 11:03 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 10:16 AM

Is the right to counsel in America’s courtrooms merely lip service today? Court appointed counsel and public defenders are underpaid and overworked. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice published several years ago, court appointed...

Posted Sep 20, 2015 at 5:30 AM

The GOP presidential hopefuls held their second debate last week. It proved to have more substance, and was more revealing, than the first.

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